• Prince William Sound Community College offers accessible and affordable education to students of all ages, races, cultures, economic levels, and previous educational experience. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION. As a public, comprehensive community college, this multi-campus institution offers lower division college transfer, occupational, technical, basic skills, wellness, cultural, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. Through effective teaching and supportive student services, Prince William Sound Community College prepares students for success as individuals, members of a democratic society, and citizens of a rapidly changing world.

School Highlights

Prince William Sound Community College serves 529 students (13% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 7:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 49%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 529 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Prince William Sound Community College
(AK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
20 staff
20 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Prince William Sound Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Prince William Sound Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
529 students
232 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
7:1
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# Full-Time Students
71 students
42 students
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# Part-Time Students
458 students
190 students
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# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
529 students
42 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
458 students
190 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
52 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
20%
25%
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% Asian
7%
10%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
n/a
1%
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% White
66%
51%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
4%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
n/a
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.52
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4%
4%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$46,600
$32,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
59%
59%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$17,286
$17,286
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,500
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Acceptance Rate
93%
93%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • PWSCC is a part of the University of Alaska system of higher education. Our main campus is located in Valdez, Alaska with outreach sites in both Cordova and Glennallen. Prince William Sound Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. There are general interest and self-improvement courses, seminars, and workshops designed to enrich the quality of living of individuals of all ages. The curriculum is developed based on the expressed interest of community members and includes such topics as business, health and family life, creative arts, professional and personal development, physical education, humanities, public lectures on issues of local/regional concern and a classic film society. On-campus living options include efficiency apartments, single or double occupancy apartments, and single, shared or family two to three bedroom apartments. For virtual photo tours of each style apartment, check out the links below! All apartments are smoke-free. Features include comfortable furniture, telephones, DISH TV, on-site laundry facilities, and a study lounge with computer and printer access and high-speed internet connections. Also provided with each apartment is a computer, microwave, toaster, and/or coffee maker! At Prince William Sound Community College, providing equal opportunities for students who experience disabilities is a campus wide responsibility and commitment. The Student Services Department is responsible for coordinating support services for students who experience disabilities. Students who experience all types of disabilities are eligible for support services. If students request accommodations, documentation verifying the disabling condition and supporting the accommodations requested must be provided. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Student Services Department for more information and assistance. Student Services can assist students in applying for state and federal aid programs. State and Federal governments, PWSCC, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance. Each student's financial situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Types and amount of financial aid vary according to State and Federal guidelines, student's needs, and availability of funds. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION !!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Prince William Sound Community College?

The acceptance rate of Prince William Sound Community College is 93%, which is equal to the state average of 93%.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 529 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Alaska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,340 per year for in-state students and $3,340 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alaska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Alaska is Ilisagvik College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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